The Marsh Family

The Marsh Family

Friday, December 31, 2010

Homemade wreath

I saw this on someone's blog that I've been looking at.  You can buy wreaths like this from catalogs but they cost like $50 or some God awful expensive price.  I decided I could make my own out of Christmas ornaments & wire.  I made a big hot pink & silver one for Joy as my first try.  It turned out nice but I think it was too big.  And I didn't have a bow so it didn't look finished.  I made a pink, blue & silver one for Mrs. Tracy with a silver bow and it was cutie patootie!  This is the one I made for a therapist that comes to my room.  I thought it turned out adorable!!  If anyone wants a wreath made for someone let me know...they make great gifts!!!!

Home wrestling tournament

We had our home Varsity tournament a few weeks ago.  Cael is getting the hang of this wrestling thing.  He will crawl or walk to the center of the mat & get down on all 4 like the big boys do.  I tried to get a picture of it but of course he crawled away!

 Wrestling with one of his boys from last year.

 The boys decided we should all go out to eat together after the tournament.  They wanted a picture of the group.  Being a mom of a toddler I carry a camera with me at all times - am I crazy?!  So I took pictures.  This was try #1....note the bunny ears on Coach Marsh.

 Try #2....Cael look adorable but again note the bunny ears on Coach Marsh.

 Try #3....No bunny ears on Marsh but bunny ears now on Coach Weber and half the people aren't looking!  Forget it boys!

Back to Sabetha

We were back in Sabetha for a wrestling tournament a few weeks ago & of course we got to see Marilyn!!  She brought Jethro to see Cael because it's been a long time since they saw each other.  Cael is 2 days older than Jethro.  They seemed to have a lot of fun together!  Of course I wasn't thinking and didn't get the camera out when they were doing super cute stuff but I did get it out!  This picture is so cute!!

 They had fun playing with this until Cael (I think it was Cael) fell.  :(

 They win!!!

 Of course the boys had to get out on the mat when there was a break.

Cael wins by a pin!

 They tried to put the ankle bands on the boys and have them wrestle.  They took them off pretty much right away.  After a little while Cael would take it off & then go back to someone wanting it back on.

Jethro & his Aunt Marilyn.

 Now he's ready!

Back to the bear skin rug for 18 month pictures!

I'm a big boy now!!

 I can bite you back bear!

 Did you people know there was a curtain back here?!

Christmas at Mrs. Tracy's

Even with how busy Santa was this year he still managed to come to Mrs. Tracy's for Christmas!!  Cael sat on Santa's lap so good last year at the mall.  This year - yeah there was no sitting on that man's lap!!  He liked Santa but he wasn't going to sit on his lap.  In fact he wasn't going to SIT anywhere near that old man!  He was so cute though.  They took a present out of the bag for him and he put it back in the bag!

 Opening presents from Santa with Mrs. Tracy so mommy could take pictures!  He got the cutest Mickey Mouse jammies complete with slippers.  He loves those slippers!!  We have to put them on a lot.

What a great Daycare Christmas!!

For Katie!

Okay - since I have to take pictures with statues and things like that you can imagine I was in HEAVEN when I saw this in the sand at the harbor.  You can see all the different body parts coming out of the sand and of course, I took a picture with each part.  I even had special ideas for how to pose with each part!

 Look!  I'm TOE JAM!  Get it?

 I had to show off my muscles just like him!

I tried to lay in the hand to be like King Kong but I kept sliding off. 

He's touching my bum!

I guess you CAN pick your friends nose!

 I had to rub up on his leg.  Joy wanted me to hump his leg....I don't think so!  (There were too many people there watching me already!)

No, no, don't eat me!!

 I told you you could pick your friends nose!

 Take that!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Cael & his motorcycle

Cael & his motorcycle from Kelly Marsh on Vimeo.

Thanksgiving 2010

Yeah, yeah, I know I'm behind.  I'm finally getting around to posting about our Thanksgiving in D.C.  Mr. Boy left with Grammy & Papa on Friday night to drive there.  Everyone thought they were crazy for drivng an 18 month old but he did great!  Mom sent me a picture of him from every state & I will post them sometime.  They're basically the same picture over & over just in a different state!  And one of them is of him eating cheese.  :)  Courtney & I flew out Tuesday night.  Something was going on at the airport so we ended up sitting outside the airport for over an hour waiting for them to pick us up.  It took over an hour to go about a mile & a half.  But they got us and everything was good. 

We got up Wednesday morning and went to some museums.  Cael did pretty good there too.  We went to the air & space museum and he slept through some of it.  We went to the natural history museum and he got pretty fussy so we ended up leaving.  We ate dinner that night with Bill.  

Thursday was, well, not a good Thanksgiving.  Courtney woke up in the middle of the night S.I.C.K. and Joy got up that morning feeling the same way!  Oh yes people, you are right, we didn't have Thanksgiving!  We were in our beautiful penthouse with Joy in the master suite sick, mom, dad, Cael & I in the living room perfectly fine and Courtney in the other bedroom sick.  It was a pretty miserable Thanksgiving for everyone.  Cael did get to have fun in the gigantic bathtub though so that was good!  And we got to watch the Cowboys play so that was good.  Next year we plan on having a much better Thanksgiving day!
Friday morning everyone woke up feeling much better but we still decided they should take it easy.  Mom, dad, Cael & I went downstairs to have some breakfast & look around.  It was so darn cold!  Especially since we were right on the water.  Cael & I had to take some pictures with some different things around the harbor of course!

Okay - here is our penthouse!  We were on the top floor.  If you count in from the left we are the 4th - 8th windows.  It was so cool!  We were across the street at the "lighthouse" looking at our windows.  Joy & Courtney were in there and we called them to wave at us. 

We went out to eat Friday night because we all needed to get the heck out of Dodge.  Joy still wasn't feeling 100% and Courtney pretty much felt like he had a hangover but we did it anyway.  Here is my lush son....that kid is always drinking!

Friday night when we got back to the penthouse Courtney & Cael were goofing around on the mattress.  Yeah, Cael & I slept on a mattress in the living room every night.  I couldn't take a chance of either one of us getting sick!  Cael saw me with the camera and kept running up and posing & smiling at me!  I took a bunch of pictures & he even gave me his cheesey face!!  Here are just a few of the pictures.

Saturday morning Cael found our "plane" crackers and decided he needed to eat them.  They were crackers Courtney & I got on Tuesday night that were in the shape of a planes.  He looked so cute & innocent in his Superman pjs with his crackers 

Daddy as Mrs. Potato Head!

Joy, mom & I went for a stroll around the freezing cold harbor Saturday morning.  I love that you can see the huge Christmas tree shadow!  

We went out to eat at a chili place on Saturday night that is pretty famous.  We went upstairs to eat & this was in the hallway!

Waiting to board our plane on Sunday morning in Baltimore!

How Cael spent the entire flight from Baltimore to Milwaukee.

And this is how he spent the entire flight from Milwaukee to KC!  He was so good the entire flight!!